Re: Morihei's changing picture.
L'Aikido, l'arme et l'esprit du samourai japonais
written by Tadashi Abe and Jean Zin - 1958
"After the Japanese-Russian war, Ueshiba went to Hokkaido in 1905 to study Daito Ryu with Takeda. In 1915 Ueshiba went back to Wakayama after completing his study of Daito Ryu."
In the same book is mentioned, Ueshiba kept the skill of "aiki" which is the foundation of the techniques he learned from Takeda to form his own "Aiki-Jitsu" which is the father of actual Aikido (1958). The rest of this article is about students and important persons who studied with Ueshiba.
The book gives the impression, Ueshiba formed his system "by himself" based on "aiki" after leaving Hokkaido in 1915.
The book was written in the time Morihei Ueshiba was still alive. All the AikiKai recommendations in the book are coming from Kishomaru Ueshiba, Nakazono, Tohei.
There are some"onliners" written by Morihei Ueshiba for the book.
The history part is probably from Tadashi Abe and is not accurate.